Bomb, gun attack on Egyptian police in Sinai. At least 9 dead

Unidentified gunmen ambushed an Egyptian police vehicle in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least one policeman as well as eight civilians who happened to be in the area, according to an Egyptian security source. The gunmen were said to have set off an improvised explosive device and then opened fire on the vehicle as it traveled south of the city of El Arish in the northern part of the peninsula. As of late Wednesday afternoon there was no claim of responsibility for the attack. 

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